PLEASE NOTE: On Thursday, March 20, 2014, I am returning to the office after an extended professional sabbatical and have space available at this time for new clients. If you are interested in beginning therapy with me at that time, please either call me at my office 510-548-7668 or feel free to drop me an email through the contact page here and I will respond as soon as I can.
For almost three decades now, I have been privileged as a marriage and family therapist
to make a difference
in people's lives
to use all of my gifts
on behalf of others
for healing and wholeness
My background encompasses a number of different models and approaches. I am most known for being a Jungian-oriented therapist but also important to my professional identity has been
Formal training in pastoral counseling and spiritual direction
Long-term object-relations psychodynamic treatment
Cognitive-behavioral approaches to depression, health and sexuality concerns
Many years of being an "out" gay male therapist and activist in the Bay Area GLBT community.
Best-selling author, public speaker, teacher, supervisor and professional consultant
Does all that make me "eclectic"? I guess it does!
But I would like to think it makes me well-equipped to help YOU wherever YOU might be in your life. That's what I look forward to talking with you about when we meet.
Feel free to check in with the blog I began this past year, "Taking Time to Reflect, Making Space for New Growth" where I talk about the various aspects of my own personal approach to psychotherapy, healing and wholeness: